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Escaped prisoner may have been in Peace River

first_imgBicknell is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous. The RCMP state he has said in the past that if he encountered police, he would not be going quietly.Advertisement William Wade Bicknell is described as follows:Height: 198 cm (6’6”)
Weight:  227 kg (500 lb)
Eyes : Hazel
Hair: Brown
Tattoos: full sleeves on both armsLeft:  a unicorn on left shoulder, a cobra on left arm, and a heart on chest.Right: upper arm- Semi Truck with DemonIf you spot Bicknell, contact the closest RCMP detachment or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.ca RCMP in Peace River Alberta believe William Bicknell who escaped from prison, may have been in that community.On March 10, William Wade Bicknell, escaped while returning from Edmonton to Drumheller. Bicknell overpowered the guard after he faked an illness. The guard was then handcuffed and placed in the back of the vehicle, while Bicknell drove back to Edmonton.Bicknell then retrieved multiple firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun and two bags of ammunition. After he drove to a residence in a rural area and he stole a vehicle, abandoning the guard and the corrections van.To date the investigation has indicated Bicknell may have recently been in the Peace River area as of March 16. The RCMP believe Bicknell is still using a stolen 2009 grey Chevrolet Impala with Alberta licence plate CXE-602.center_img Photo:  The RCMP have provided this undated photo of William Bicknell- Advertisement – last_img read more

For a secondhand dog, Chewie’s a real star

first_imgChewie’s owners, Lew and Pat, who did not want their last names published, said Chewie’s list of show-business skills include bowing, cocking his head to either side, barking on command and learning to “mark,” moving to a designated spot on a set. “This dog learns so quickly,” said Lew. “He loves to work.” Lew and Pat got Chewie when he was about 14 weeks old. They had lost a beloved pet, a Rottweiler they had had for more than 11 years. “We’re the kind of people who can’t be without a dog,” Pat said. The couple got Chewie from an acquaintance of their son-in-law. The breeder they got him from had previously sold Chewie, but reclaimed him after discovering that the owner was keeping him on a chain tethered to a stake in a backyard. PALMDALE – Chewbacca, or “Chewie” to his fans, is a pitch man, a model and a movie actor – all wrapped up in chocolate-brown fur. The pet of a Palmdale couple, Chewie is a 3-year-old Labrador retriever who is beginning to build up a show-biz r sum . He can been seen in a TV commercial for Best Buy stores and just wrapped a straight-to-DVD movie featuring Melissa Gilbert of “Little House on the Prairie” fame. “He’s pretty laid back, which helps on some jobs,” said Rob Bloch of Critters of the Cinema, a company that provides animals for TV, movie and other projects. “A lot of Labs are high-strung. He’s food-motivated, which is good on all jobs. And he’s ball-crazy.” Chewie’s r sum includes photo shoots for clothing company Urban Outfitters in December 2004, an appearance in the June 2006 issue of GQ magazine modeling a collar, an ad for Nokia and roles in two movies that are in postproduction. “We got him secondhand and at half-price,” Pat said. Chewie got his name from the couple’s daughter, who thought he looked like Chewbacca, the hairy wookiee from the original “Star Wars” trilogy. The couple found their new pet was bright and eager to please. Among his training achievements was learning to fetch the morning paper. Pat knew of Rob Bloch and Critters of the Cinema and invited him over to meet Chewie when the dog was about 6 months old. “He said, this dog wants to work,” Pat said. Chewie’s recent work includes portraying a wounded dog in “Vicious Circle,” a movie featuring skateboard professional Paul “P-Rod” Rodriguez Jr., the son of comedian Paul Rodriguez. More recently, Chewie wrapped up shooting of a movie adaptation of Danielle Steele’s novel “Safe Harbour,” also featuring Melissa Gilbert. In the movie, Chewie plays the companion of a girl named Pip, played by Liana Liberato, a young actress whose credits include the TV shows “CSI: Miami” and “Cold Case.” That movie is scheduled to be released to DVD in the fall, although there is a possibility it could end up on a cable channel aimed at female audiences, such as Lifetime because, as Pat put it, “it’s a chick flick.” When he’s not working or chasing balls or Frisbees, Chewie likes belly rubs, Pat said. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Blow for Arsenal and Liverpool! World Cup star’s father rubbishes Real Madrid exit claims

first_img Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas 1 Keylor Navas’ father has rubbished claims his son will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season.The 28-year-old goalkeeper has made six appearances, just two in the league, since joining the European champions from Levante last summer.The Costa Rica international is a reported target of Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool.“Everything that is being said is a complete lie,” Freddy Navas told Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion. “Keylor told me that he is not leaving Real Madrid.“He is very happy there.”Spain international Iker Casillas is Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti’s first-choice keeper but Navas is determined to become Real’s number one in the future, according to his father.“Keylor knows he has to fight to earn a starting place,” he said. “It’s a process that he is accepting very well.“He is a fighter, who wants to work and succeed at the club.”Navas, whose crucial saves helped Costa Rica reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil last year, is tied to the Merengue outfit until June 2020.“He is living a dream at Real,” Navas’ spokesman Kristhian Arguedas told La Nacion. “He is very happy there.“He signed a six-year contract and he intends to respect it.”last_img read more

Echesa, Rotich summoned over Sports Fund

first_img“We need to get the proper reasons as why the Sports Funds has not been operationalized because we can now see there is a push and pull between the two ministries and therefore going to have another session with the two ministries to understand why there is a conflict,” Limo directed.However, Sports Principal Secretary Kirimi Kaberia last week told the Committee on Implementation that that Fund is in operation claiming that it had a CEO and staff in place.-Raise fundsThe Fund which was established as a state corporation under the Sport Act, is mandated to raise funds through sports lottery, investments and any other means and disburse the funds for the development of sports and recreationGaichuhie told MPs that a further Sh1.9 billion which currently in a National Treasury holding account will also be reimbursed as the Exchequer waits for Parliament to repeal the NSF and replace it with the Public Finance Management (Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund) Regulations).“There is no way, we were going to go out there borrowing loans yet there is some money just sitting there idle in some account. We took the money and once it in the Exchequer we cannot tell how much each ministry got allocated, may be even Ministry of Sports got more than its share,” he said.The CAS said the amendment is being proposed in order to align the fund with the requirements of the PFM Act which empowers the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and planning to, through Regulations, designate an incorporated or unincorporated entity as the administrator of a national public Fund for efficient and effective management.-Finance billThe regulations are contained in the Finance Bill in which the National Treasury proposes to lay framework that will allow the ‘Commissioner shall pay the tax deducted from winnings into the Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund established under Section 24 of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012.’The status of the monies will remain a puzzle after the Committee on Delegated Legislation chaired by Gladys Shollei recommended for the annulling of the regulations citing that it was formulated without the participation of stakeholders as is required by the Statutory Instruments ActNominated MP Godffrey Osotsi, Chris Omulele (Luanda), Edith Nyenze (Kitui West) however, said they are reading a sinister motive behind the plans to strip the Sports ministry of control of billions of money accruing from betting taxes.Their colleagues Daniel Nanok (Turkana West) and David Mboni (Kitui Rural) claimed the National Treasury could be out to rail-road the sports sector to the new Sports Fund even as sports stakeholders termed it as a betrayal of what they had hoped would address perennial lack of funding of sports activities and infrastructure.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cabinet Secretary of Sports and Heritage Rashid Echesa during his first day in office. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – The National Assembly Finance and Planning Committee now wants the National Treasury and the Ministry of Sports to appear before it to clear the air over the status of the National Sport Fund.Committee Chairman Joseph Limo (Kipkelion East) gave this directive after National Treasury Cabinet Administrative Secretary Nelson Gaichuhie admitted that Treasury diverted Sh3.4 billion which been collected between July 2017 and December 2018 to Consolidated Fund after it emerged that the Fund was not properly constituted.last_img read more

Wendell Named MVC Player of The Week For Second Time This Season

first_imgThis is Wendell’s 11th career MVC Player of the Week award and second this season after winning the award on Nov. 14. Her 11 MVC Player of the Week honors is tied for second all-time in Valley history (Kristi Cirone, Illinois State) trailing only Jackie Stiles of Missouri State (18). Fellow senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) won Drake’s other MVC Player of the Week award this season on Dec. 19. Against Evansville, Wendell poured in a game-high 23 points on a blistering 10-of-14 shooting performance to go along with five rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block in 29 minutes. In the win over SIU, she again led all scorers, this time with 24 points and added three steals, two assists and one block in 26 minutes. ST. LOUIS – Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period of Jan. 2-8, the league office announced Monday afternoon. Wendell, the MVC Preseason Player of the Year, continued her outstanding play this season in leading Drake to wins over Evansville and SIU this weekend as the Bulldogs improved to 4-0 in MVC play. She averaged 23.5 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 steals, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 block per game while shooting 59.3 percent from the floor.center_img Wendell, who is averaging 22.3 points per game and has led the league in scoring all season, is now second in the MVC in field goal percentage at 53.9. She is also averaging 4.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists (4th, MVC) and 3.0 steals (2nd, MVC) per game. Wendell has scored 20 or more in a game in six of the past eight games and 57 times in her outstanding career. Drake returns to the road on Jan. 13 at Bradley with a 7 p.m. tipoff in Peoria, Ill. The contest will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio on ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Kadaga flies chopper to Rugby Cranes match

first_imgKadaga disembarks from a chopper at Legends Rugby Grounds. Courtesy photo.The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga this evening flew a chopper to Legends in Kampala to watch the Uganda Rugby Cranes tussle it out with continental legends Namibia.Uganda Rugby Cranes suffered their first loss in the 2017 Africa Gold Cup after a 48-24 pummeling by Namibia at Legends on Saturday. Namibia started on the back foot as the home side put up phases that led to an early lead but the Namibians ran riot thereafter and scored two tries to take a 22-10 lead by half time.Uganda was totally out-classed in the second half as Namibia dominated the scrummages often forcing the hosts into errors. With Ivan Magomu and Solomon Okia limping with injuries the Namibians took advantage with their quick transition in attack.Head coach John Duncan made changes late in the game and the visitors ran in two tries to seal their fourth straight win of the campaign. Namibia now lead the six-team log with 20 points with a game to play in the campaign.Some of the Rugby Cranes plaayers who played against Namibia. Courtesy photo.However a section of ‘paranoid’ Ugandans used social media platforms to blame Rugby Cranes loss on the delayed start of the game occasioned by the wait for the Speaker’s chopper to land at the venue where the game was to be played.Early this year, there was talk that the 10th Parliament was planning to procure a helicopter for Speaker Rebecca Kadaga worth $5.5 million. At the time, the Parliament Director of Communication and Public Affairs, Chris Obore, issued a statement refuting the helicopter allegations and accused government officials involved in the shs6 billion presidential handshake of being behind the development with a major aim of attempting to divert public attention.However, what started as a rumour took a new shape when Buikwe North MP Paul Musoke “finally” presented a proposal to Parliament asking government to procure two helicopters; one for the Speaker and the other for the Chief Justice. He stated that the proposal will enable strengthen the independence of the different arms of government.Attempts to get a comment from Obore were futile as his known phone number could not be reached by press time.Comments Tags: toplast_img read more

Confederations Cup: Bafana Bafana

first_img12 June 2009The 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup will be the biggest football tournament to take place on South African soil since the 1996 African Nations Cup, and fans of Bafana Bafana will be hoping that the national team can recapture the verve and fighting spirit it displayed in 1996, when it won the continental title.The highs achieved by Clive Barker’s team have, however, long faded into memory, and recent years of middling results will have tempered the hopes of Bafana fans.Nonetheless, playing a major tournament at home – in familiar conditions and with passionate support – suggests that the team, under coach Joel Santana, could spring a surprise or two.Bafana historyThe first team to represent all South Africans only played its first match in 1992 – two years before the country’s first democratic elections. Under the Brazilian, Bafana Bafana managed five victories in succession in the latter half of 2008, which have led some to believe that a corner has been turned. Recent losses to Chile and Portugal, although they have been followed by wins over Mauritius and Poland, have shown that Santana’s charges still have some way to go before they make a consistent climb up the world rankings from their present position of 72.Benni McCarthySantana appears to have a good idea of which players constitute the core of his squad. Sadly, though, one man who will be missing after yet another instance of letting Bafana Bafana down due to his questionable unavailability for matches against Norway and Portugal is Benni McCarthy.South Africa’s leading international goal scorer, it seems, has let the side down once too often and there might not be a place for the Blackburn Rovers star in the 2010 Fifa World Cup squad.The good news is that Bafana Bafana might have a ready replacement for McCarthy in Red Star Belgrade striker Bernard Parker. Earlier this year he moved from Thanda Royal Zulu to Serbia after impressing in both club and international matches.High on ParkerMike Makaab, managing director of Prosport International and a Fifa-accredited agent who has many of South Africa’s leading footballers on his books, believes Parker has got what it takes to make a real mark on the game. Makaab is an astute observer of talent and his opinion should count because he knows what it takes to win; in 1995 he coached Orlando Pirates to the African Champions League title.Interestingly, Parker finished tied for fourth in goal scoring in the Premier Soccer League despite having played only part of the season in South Africa.Another striker, one who many thought deserved to be in the Confederations Cup squad, Richard Henyekane of Golden Arrows, was one of the most controversial omissions from the line-up.PSL goal scoringHenyekane was in superb form throughout the PSL season and topped the goal scoring charts by finding the back of the net 19 times. That’s three goals more than Mabhuti Khenyeza scored for Ajax Cape Town. Khenyeza was in the provisional Confederations Cup squad, but was then axed after running foul of team management.Instead, Parker will be supported by Orlando Pirates’ Katlego Mashego and Mamelodi Sundowns’ Katlega Mphela. Mashego netted nine times in the PSL season, while Mphela, astonishingly for a man selected to play in the national side as a striker, scored only three times! Coach Santana was questioned about the omission of Henyekane, but declined to discuss individual players.The other striker among the four selected in the 23-man squad is Maccabi Haifa marksman Thembinkosi ‘Terror’ Fanteni. The former Ajax Cape Town star has ably led the Israeli club’s frontline, but has just two goals at international level.Lack of experienceGoal scoring has long been Bafana Bafana’s biggest concern, and the lack of experience among the chosen strikers means SA’s strike force is a worry yet again.Parker, in 14 games, many of them as a substitute, has scored five times. Fanteni has one goal in 16 appearances. Mashego has scored once in seven appearances and Mphela four times in 10 outings. That means that between them the four strikers have earned only 47 caps and scored 11 goals.Aaron Mokoena will be the leader in defence. The Blackburn Rovers’ man, despite not being a regular starter for his club, has earned 81 international caps, more than any other player in Bafana Bafana history. Experience is a valuable asset in the international game and he will be a key man at the back.However, he won’t have Nasief Morris, arguably South Africa’s best central defender, alongside him. Morris, in a big shock, was left out of the pared-down 23-man squad, allegedly after he broke the team’s code of conduct.Difference makersCoaches are always on the lookout for players able to make things happen in the midfield, and Santana is fortunate in that he has two men who fit that bill: Orlando Pirates’ Teko Modise and Everton’s Steven Pienaar.Modise is capable of changing a game with both his passing and scoring and is a threat to score from distance with his powerful long-range shots. Pienaar is a silky-skilled midfielder who is able to make things happen with his astute touches.With both Modise and Pienaar in the line-up, Santana, as is his wont, will likely employ a holding midfielder just in front of the defenders. Golden Arrows’ Kagisho Dikgacoi appears most likely to get the call for such a role. He has previously filled it, along with Aaron Mokoena, who has since returned to defence.Besides goal scoring, another valid concern about the squad is the lack of playing time that some overseas-based, such as Rowen Fernandez and Bryce Moon, have experienced. Even Lance Davids, since his move to SuperSport United, has not played that much.Coach Santana, as a Brazilian, likes to use his outside backs – the wingbacks – to attack. In the Confederations Cup, Bafana Bafana will have the opportunity to watch Brazil themselves in action.SpainThe five-time World Cup winners are in Group B and are not scheduled to meet South Africa, unless that happens in the playoffs. South Africa, however, will have to face Spain in Group A – a team loaded with world class talent in every position.The Spaniards, the European champions, enjoy a record lead at the top of the Fifa world rankings and are unbeaten in 32 matches. Given South Africa’s traditional struggles against European opponents, Spain should have far too much class for Bafana Bafana when the teams meet in Bloemfontein on 20 June.That will likely leave SA battling Oceania champions New Zealand and Asian champions Iraq for a place in the semi-finals. In the latest Fifa world rankings, Bafana are ranked 72nd, Iraq is in 77th position, and the All Whites are in 82nd place.Home advantageThe matches between the three teams should be tight and Santana will hope that home advantage against sides of roughly the same standard will help SA win a place in the semi-finals.It is important that South Africa claim a place in the Confederations Cup semi-final ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. That result would help instill confidence in Bafana’s fans and also help raise interest and hype in the World Cup.With that in mind, a semi-final place, at the least, should be a non-negotiable goal.BAFANA BAFANA SQUADGoalkeepers: Brian Baloyi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Rowen Fernandez (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany) Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)Defenders: Siboniso Gaxa, Matthew Booth (both Sundowns), Morgan Gould, Bongani Khumalo (both SuperSport United), Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth, United Kingdom), Bryce Moon (Panathinaikos, Greece), Innocent Mdledle (Orlando Pirates), Tsepo Masilela (Maccabi Haifa, Israel)Midfielders: Steven Pienaar (Everton, United Kingdom), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Chiefs), Elrio van Heerden (Blackburn Rovers, United Kingdom), Teko Modise, Benson Mhlongo (both Pirates), Macbeth Sibaya (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Lance Davids (SuperSport United), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Golden Arrows)Strikers: Terror Fanteni (Maccabi Haifa, Israel), Katlego Mashego (Pirates), Bernard Parker (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia) and Katlego Mphela (Sundowns).Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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National report details expected job openings in ag, related fields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the United States in occupations involving food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment over the next five years, according to an employment outlook led by Purdue University.The report was produced by Purdue University’s College of Agriculture with grant support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The jobs reflect a need for a highly skilled and trained workforce to support the food, agriculture and national resources industries amid projections of a world population that is expected to grow from 7 billion people today to 9 billion by 2050, noted Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director.That will create many opportunities for college graduates in those fields, said Allan D. Goecker, assistant dean emeritus of Purdue’s College of Agriculture and lead author of the report “Employment Opportunities for College Graduates in Food, Agriculture, Renewable Natural Resources, and the Environment, United States, 2015–2020.”“These graduates are essential to address U.S. and global priorities of food security, sustainable energy and environmental quality,” Goecker said.The report projects that 46% of the estimated 57,900 new job opportunities each year will be in management and business. Twenty-seven percent will be in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called STEM areas. Jobs in food and biomaterials production will comprise 15%, and 12% of the openings will be in education, communication and governmental services.Details of the report are available on a website created by Purdue at https://www.purdue.edu/usda/employment. Some highlights:• While most employers prefer to hire graduates of food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment programs, graduates from these programs only fill about 60% of the expected annual openings. Even as enrollments in these programs increase and the job market becomes somewhat more competitive, good employment opportunities for the next five years are expected.• Growth in job opportunities will be uneven. Employers in some areas will struggle to find enough graduates to fill jobs. In a few areas, employers will find an oversupply of job seekers.• There should be a strong employment market for e-commerce managers and marketing agents, ecosystem managers, agriscience educators, crop advisers and pest control specialists.• Job opportunities in STEM areas are expected to grow, with the strongest markets for plant scientists, food scientists, sustainable biomaterials specialists, water resources scientists and engineers, precision agriculture specialists and veterinarians.• Women make up more than half of the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment higher education graduates in the U.S.The report is the eighth in a series of five-year projections initiated by USDA in 1980.Marcos Fernandez, associate dean of Purdue Agriculture and director of its academic programs, said this newest edition might be the most comprehensive of all. He convened his counterparts from across the country during a joint session of both land-grant and other colleges of agriculture directors of academic programs during a meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in Washington, D.C., to analyze and discuss the data.“Academic and non-academic leaders from throughout the country — over 70 in all — reviewed a draft of the report and extensively discussed the findings, trends and recommendations with one another and the report’s authors,” he said.last_img read more

February 2015 Geocacher of the Month Nominees

first_imgComment below to tell us who you think should be the February 2015 Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through March 18th, 2015. Know an outstanding geocacher who should be recognized? Nominate them for next month’s award! TexasWriterTexasWriter and CornDollThis geocacher from — you guessed it — Texas, is always rushing out the door to be the FTF, but won’t hestitate to help out a fellow ‘cacher along the way. If you live within 50 miles of him, he’s probably at the top of your Phone-A-Friend list.TexasWriter has more than 10,000 finds and over 350 hides. Keeping that many hides in order is a lot of work, but TexasWriter rises to the challenge. In January, geocachers celebrated TexasWriter’s streak of 1,0001 straight days of geocaching. The widely attended event was “a testament to the impact he has had on geocaching in SE Texas.” SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the June 2013 Geocacher of the MonthJuly 17, 2013In “Community”Announcing the December Geocacher of the MonthFebruary 4, 2014In “Community”March Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsApril 10, 2012In “Community” TeamPommesTeamPommes sharing the logbookThis German geocaching Team has amassed hundreds of favorite points for their creative gadget caches, tricky Mystery caches, and stunning cache locations like this one, which has been featured on the geocaching Instagram page. You’ll recognize a TeamPommes cache by their signature pommes frites (french fries) page background.They are always more than willing to help out a geocacher with a tricky puzzle, or point them in the right direction while on the hunt. RamgabRamgab on the huntThis geocacher has found just about 58% of the geocaches in his country. That’s quite a feat when the total number of geocaches in Hungary around is over 6000.As a cache owner, Ramgab takes the cake. His cache series “Rowing in Budapest” consists of eleven caches accessaible only by canoe or kayak, and has been awarded over 80 favorite points in total.Ramgab has also helped organize multiple geocaching Mega events in Hungary. As a result, the Hungarian geocaching community has grown significantly over the last few years. What do you want to be when you grow up? Nuclear physicist? Diplomat? Physician?Come on, you’re selling yourself short. Be Geocacher of the Month. The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month GeocoinWidely acknowledged as the most coveted title in the world (of geocaching), the Geocacher of the Month award is granted to one outstanding geocacher or geocaching team every month. The winner stands out as a pillar of support in their local community, and is an example to geocachers everywhere. Their contributions to geocaching run the gamut, from creating stunning caches to teaching Geocaching 101 classes to ‘caching newbies.February’s three nominees for Geocacher of the Month could form the A-Team of geocaching. They are known by fellow geocachers in their communities as the best people to contact for geocaching advice…even if it means sacrificing a coveted FTF.Read the profiles of this month’s three nominees, and write a supportive comment below this post describing why you think this person should be recognized.A panel from Geocaching HQ will then use your comments to help guide the decision of which geocacher is awarded the Geocacher of the Month honor. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Write Your Own Damn Content

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now I share a lot of content from people I know, trust, and respect. In fact, I have about 45 people whose content I regularly share on Twitter and a few other social sites. Their content is valuable, and it is useful. But I never share their content on my blog. My blog is where I share my insights, and publishing other people’s content on my site would be an abdication of my responsibility.If you have a blog, guest posts don’t create as much value as publishing your content. You might think it’s easier to share someone else’s content to gain attention and drive traffic to your site. You might think that guest posts bring their audience to your site, and once they are, they will become your audience. The content may be great, and the person whose content you’re sharing may have a massive audience. But the insight being shared isn’t yours, and you aren’t getting the credit for it.There are a few sites that scrape other people’s content (mine included), as a way to try to gain attention. They don’t ask for permission. Instead, they just publish what someone else wrote verbatim. Occasionally they’ll attribute the work to the person who wrote it and include a link to the original work. But why bother with the superfluous link to the original work when you’ve scraped the entire post? Even if the content makes it seem that you are publishing, you aren’t.You might believe that other people’s content is a shortcut, but like most shortcuts, it doesn’t produce the intended result. You are supposed to be making your contribution, sharing your ideas, and nurturing your relationships.Your point of view matters. Your opinions are important. Giving people some idea as to how you think and what you might be like to work with is how you gain their trust and create opportunities. When you share other people’s views or opinions, you aren’t sharing yours.Write your own damn content.last_img read more